New President of Justice & Peace Europe, Bishop Noel Treanor will offer a reflection on Pope Francis’ Peace message and its significance for European and world politics today, followed by a breakfast on Friday, 25 January 2019 from 8.00-9.30 at the Secretariat of COMECE in Brussels. For more details and registration, click here.
Annual Justice and Peace Lecture of Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners on Christian Values and Human Rights
Statement of Justice and Peace Europe on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
New Four Year Plan adopted by the General Assembly of Justice and Peace Europe in Manresa on 1 October 2018
The Symbolic Action "Via Aqua" was prepared on the occasion of the International Workshop of Justice and Peace Europe. It is meant to be a "spiritual walk" with various steps through the Natural Area of the Llobregat River's Delta. Click here to read the document.
The Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions is promoting care for creation as part of its international workshop and general assembly meeting. The topic of the meeting is “Water: Source of Life Human right and Responsibility for Europe.” This marks the first time that European Justice and Peace leadership has dedicated its meeting to the topic of water.
In the course of their assembly 2018, Justice and Peace delegates elected Bishop Noël Treanor as the new president of the network. Dr Treanor is Bishop of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland). He is member of the Commission for Social Issues and International Affairs of the Irish Bishops’ conference and Vice- president of COMECE. He replaces Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxemburg, who was elected president of COMECE last March.
Declaration of the Justice and Peace Europe General Assembly 2018: Drawing on the inputs and discussions of the International Workshop “Water: Source of Life – Human right and Europe’s responsibility” and inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si’ the General Assembly of Justice and Peace Europe adopted the following conclusions, recommendations and commitments
Final Statement of the International Workshop of Justice and Peace Europe, Barcelona, 28-30 September: Water is the source of life on earth. We need to take care of it as individual persons and through our public institutions at each political level. Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right and Christians are invited to engage for its full recognition by states and international organisations
“A hard Border would do great harm.” This is the message 25 General Secretaries of the European Justice and Peace Commission took home from their annual meeting from 9 – 11 February in Northern Ireland. Read the full statement